Wireless security cameras are becoming more popular by the day, but before purchasing one, there are certain safety tips and features you need to consider. Merely purchasing a security camera and installing it will not guarantee your safety. Conversely, unless you take all the precautions and safety measures, a wireless security camera may even increase your exposure to threats, such as break-ins, theft, and breach of privacy.
Let’s take a closer look at what you need to consider before purchasing a security camera.
Most security cameras are not manufactured with a built in computer or Internet security in mind. This means that your security footage can easily fall in the wrong hands, on the Internet or can be used against you.
There are various steps you can take in order to secure your wireless camera and the footage captured. From password changes, to monitoring who is viewing your security footage, there are critical steps that will help you fight against hackers,
For more information on “How To Prevent Wireless Security Camera Hacking” proceed here.
Now that we have talked about the most critical note on security cameras, let’s take a look on some features to consider when making your purchase.
When it comes to security, a night vision feature is a must in my book, particularly when considering that most of the common crimes take place in the dead of night.
Motion detection is another feature that may be valuable, of course considering the purpose of the wireless security camera. However, when choosing a motion detection security camera, make sure that the device allows you to adjust the sensitivity and narrow the range of view. Otherwise, the camera may be distracted by anything that moves, including windblown curtains and plants.
With motion detection, certain cameras will start recording or sending alerts and messages. These features are also essential for monitoring your home for safety.
Saving captured footage externally may further boost your footage security, as it cannot be damaged along with the wireless security device. Once the footage is saved you will also have additional proof of the crime and can rewind or view the footage in slow motion.
Lastly there are some cameras with audio and speakers that allow you to hear and speak through the wireless security camera. These cameras are great for monitoring your family, pets, or even for business settings.
There you have it. Remember to think about safety first, and then look into the features that you’d like your security camera to have.
Added by Sona on 22nd Feb 2016 in Security Cameras
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